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Bolsonaro triggering gun reform in Brazil

January 23, 2019

In 2003, Brazil’s Senate passed a Disarmament Statute in response to spiking murder rates that is still in place today.  The statute created a number of laws pertaining to gun ownership, including clauses that call for people interested in applying for a gun to be at least 25 years old, to be free of any criminal history, to have proof that they have a steady job and fixed residence, and to pass a psychological test and pass gun training courses.

Lula’s Arrest for Numerous Charges of Corruption

April 11, 2018

Brazil’s former President, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, has been in the media’s spotlight for quite some time. President for two terms, from January 1, 2001 to 2011, he was once one of Brazil’s most popular presidents. Coming from a humble background, Lula was born into poverty. He trained to be a metal worker outside of São Paulo and became involved in activism through work with the trade union. After being elected leader of the metal workers’ trade union, it was only a short time until he helped to create Brazil’s first major socialist party, the Worker’s Party.

Government Buildings Set Ablaze by ‘Garimpeiros’: The Latest Onslaught on the Environment and Indigenous People of Brazil

November 13, 2017

On Friday, October 2017, troops and federal police were deployed after several government and environmental agency buildings were set on fire by hundreds of armed men in the town of Humaíta in the Brazilian Amazon.

A novela culture

November 7, 2017

Brazil is the largest country in South America, and as such it is home to as many walks of life as it is terrains. When it comes to lifestyles, income, and education levels, there is no one Brazil. You can see this just by looking at the nation’s literacy rates; despite the growth in recent years which led many economists to regard Brazil as the future of the market, as of 2015, 7.4 percent of the population was still illiterate (Central Intelligence Agency 2017).

O Contínuo Problema de Corrupção no Governo Brasileiro

January 30, 2017

Todo mundo conhece o escândalo no Brasil o verão passado de “Lava Jato”, onde muitos deputados foram acusados e alguns condenados de utilizar fundos públicos para compras pessoais da empresa de petróleo nacional, PETROBRAS. Há muitos que dizem que o escândalo foi clave em precipitar o impeachment de Dilma Rousseff. Entretanto, mais alegações de corrupção e legislação para proteger a corrupção têm aparecidos nas semanas passadas.

A Crise Política no Brasil

November 30, 2016

De uma forma bastante resumida podemos dizer que a crise política do Brasil teve início com as manifestações de junho de 2013  e culmina com a deposição da Presidenta Dilma Rousseff em agosto de 2016.

Em relação ao impeachment, não é a primeira vez na história da democracia brasileira que passamos por um processo dessa natureza. Esse tipo de intervenção está previsto na nossa Constituição e, por si só, não representa uma interrupção institucional na nossa democracia.

Desafios da austeridade econômica: Brasil abaixo Michel Temer

November 1, 2016

O mundo todo assistiu quando a presidenta Dilma Rousseff foi oficialmente afastada do governo brasileiro no dia 31 de agosto. O ex-vice presidente Michel Temer agirá como o presidente até as novas eleições em outubro de 2018. Ele terá muitos desafios macroeconômicos para resolver, incluindo quase 12 milhões de brasileiros desempregados, uma economia que encolheu 3,8% no segundo trimestre de 2016 e a inflação chegando aos 10% (“Time for Temer”, 2016). Quais são os desafios principais que Temer vai confrontar, e o que ele está fazendo?

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